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1 Introduction

The Packaging project maintains packages (software/firmware) of hardware drivers and SDR frameworks such as GNU Radio, along with key dependencies.

2 Repositories

2.1 Ubuntu

Ubuntu packages are available for SDR hardware drivers and GNU Radio through the MyriadRF launchpad team site.

Quick instructions, add the following PPAs to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:bladerf/bladerf
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ettusresearch/uhd
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:myriadrf/drivers
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:myriadrf/gnuradio
sudo apt-get update

Find the desired software below and run its relevant apt-get commands:

2.1.1 Drivers PPA

The drivers PPA hosts packages for most SDR support drivers.

  • We build drivers for all supported Ubuntu releases: precise, trusty, utopic, vivid, wily
  • Supported hardware architectures: armhf, i386, and amd64
Software Version Install URL
Airspy 1.0.8 sudo apt-get install airspy libairspy-dev http://airspy.com/
Blade RF Blade RF PPA sudo apt-get install bladerf libbladerf-dev https://www.nuand.com/
Hack RF 2015.07.2 sudo apt-get install hackrf libhackrf-dev https://greatscottgadgets.com/hackrf/
Mirics SDR sudo apt-get install miri-sdr libmirisdr-dev http://www.mirics.com/sdr
OsmoSDR 0.1.8.effcaa7 sudo apt-get install osmo-sdr libosmosdr-dev http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/
RTL SDR 0.5.3 sudo apt-get install rtl-sdr librtlsdr-dev http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/rtl-sdr
Soapy Blade RF 0.3.2 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-bladerf https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyBladeRF/wiki
Soapy Airspy 0.1.0 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-airspy https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyAirspy/wiki
Soapy Hack RF 0.2.1 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-hackrf https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyHackRF/wiki
Soapy RTL-SDR 0.2.2 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-rtlsdr https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyRTLSDR/wiki
Soapy Remote 0.3.1 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-remote https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyRemote/wiki
Soapy Osmo 0.2.4 sudo apt-get install soapy-module-rfspace
sudo apt-get install soapy-module-mirisdr
sudo apt-get install soapy-module-osmosdr
Soapy SDR 0.5.3 sudo apt-get install soapysdr libsoapysdr-dev https://github.com/pothosware/SoapySDR/wiki
Soapy RedPitaya 0.1.0 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-redpitaya https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyRedPitaya/wiki
Soapy UHD 0.3.1 sudo apt-get install soapysdr-module-uhd uhd-soapysdr https://github.com/pothosware/SoapyUHD/wiki
UHD USRP PPA sudo apt-get install uhd-host libuhd-dev https://github.com/EttusResearch/uhd
UmTRX 1.0.11 sudo apt-get install umtrx uhd-umtrx http://umtrx.org/
LimeSuite 16.05 sudo apt-get install limesuite limesuite-udev soapysdr-module-lms7 http://wiki.myriadrf.org/Lime_Suite

2.1.2 Drivers Snapshots PPA

The snapshots drivers PPA hosts additional SDR drivers that are not yet formally released.

  • We build drivers for all supported Ubuntu releases: precise, trusty, utopic, vivid, wily
  • Supported hardware architectures: armhf, i386, and amd64

Nothing here to list yet...

2.1.3 GNU Radio PPA

The GNU Radio PPA hosts packages for GNU Radio and several popular GNU Radio packages

  • We build pakages for all supported Ubuntu releases: precise, trusty, utopic, vivid, wily
  • Supported hardware architectures: i386 and amd64.
    • Unfortunately, GNU Radio's SWIG-based build system is too resource intensive for launchpad's QEMU based ARM build farm.
Software Version Install URL
VOLK 1.3 sudo apt-get install libvolk1-bin libvolk1-dev http://libvolk.org/
GNU Radio 3.7.10 sudo apt-get install gnuradio gnuradio-dev http://gnuradio.org/
gr-fcdproplus 0.1.0 sudo apt-get install gr-fcdproplus http://www.funcubedongle.com/
gr-iqbal 0.37.2 sudo apt-get install gr-iqbal http://cgit.osmocom.org/gr-iqbal/
gr-osmosdr sudo apt-get install gr-osmosdr http://sdr.osmocom.org/trac/wiki/GrOsmoSDR
libosmodsp 0.3.0 sudo apt-get install libosmodsp libosmodsp-dev http://cgit.osmocom.org/libosmo-dsp/

2.2 Debian

3 Snaps

Snaps are a containerization system that makes it easy to package and distribute a complete set of dependencies and files needed for an application.

Snaps offer both security through signing and validation, as well as confinement rules between applications and the rest of the system. With a little upfront work from a developer, any application can be snapped, and uploaded to a store to share with millions.

3.1 Packaging

See Snap Packaging.

3.2 Stores

  • LimeSDR (main public store for LimeSDR snaps)
  • LimeNET (private store for telco grade certified LimeSDR snaps)